LIRR Rules Allow E-Cigs, But LIRR Bans Them Anyway

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

She also declined to say whether future smoking bans that would successfully ban e-cigarettes should include the language of “burning.” But as a general matter, Knopf said the Center supports the idea of smoking bans extending to electronic cigarettes. “It’s an evolving issue, and there’s so much that’s unknown about e-cigarettes… but in general it is positive for public health to include e-cigarettes in smoke-free policies. That you’re inhaling this substance that’s not regulated is terrifying.” Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine ( and/or other substances, like fog juice, flavoring, and water), but not tobacco. Products containing nicotine derived from tobacco are regulated by the FDA under the Tobacco Control Act.
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Are e-cigarettes healthier?

So he started puffing right where he sat. The 27-year-old from Minnetonka wasnt breaking the law: He was using an electronic cigarette. Still, Jamnick said he felt uncomfortable vaping (the e-cigarette term for lighting up). Its been, what, six years now since they passed the smoking ban in Minnesota? he said. You give it a funny look because you havent seen it in a while. Electronic cigarettes have been on a slow burn for years, but theyve recently caught fire.
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The American Lung Association doesn’t buy Kiklas’ claims. Erika Sward, American Lung Association’s vice president of national advocacy, said e-cigs have not been thoroughly studied and no one really knows the chemical content in the e-juice. She also criticized the FDA and the Obama Administration for not moving fast enough in regulating e-cigarettes.
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